Lee Byung Hun’s Film “The Man Standing Next” Surpasses 2 Million Moviegoers At Impressive Speed
Lee Byung Hun’s new film “The Man Standing Next” is proving to be a box office hit!
In the wee hours of January 26 KST, “The Man Standing Next” officially surpassed 2 million moviegoers at the box office. The film was originally released on January 22, meaning that it took the movie just five days to reach the milestone—and that it hit the 2 million mark faster than the smash success “1987,” which ultimately drew an impressive total of over 7.2 million moviegoers.
Notably, “The Man Standing Next” reached 1 million moviegoers on January 24, which means that the movie took less than two days to bring in another million viewers.
Based on the nonfiction bestseller “Chiefs of Namsan,” “The Man Standing Next” tells the story of the Director of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency (KCIA) in the period leading up to President Park Chung Hee’s assassination in 1979.
Congratulations to the film’s cast and crew!